Study: Preschoolers require 11 hours to achieve recommended daily physical activity

February 14, 2014

Preschool-aged children require the majority of their waking day, approximately 11 hours, to achieve their recommended daily physical activity, a Vanderbilt study published in Obesity found. Children in the study, ages 3-5, achieved this activity through relatively short bursts of energy expenditure as opposed to the longer and more routine periods of exercise typically exhibited by adults. […]

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Preschooler physical activity influenced by several factors

October 28, 2013

It’s important for all children to get a regular amount of physical activity each day. Sometimes, the amount they get is affected by factors at preschool. A recent study identified nine factors that affected how much physical activity preschoolers got. Boys were more active than girls, and rainy days decreased their activity levels. The placement […]

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Obesity rates decline among low-income preschoolers after rising for decades

August 14, 2013

By Lena H. Sun After decades of rising, obesity rates among low-income U.S. preschoolers declined broadly from 2008-2011, according to a federal report released Aug. 6 that offered the first glimpse of good news for children considered among the most vulnerable to the disease’s health risks. While other, smaller studies have cited drops among school-age children, the data released by […]

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CDC telebriefing discusses declining obesity rates among low-income preschoolers

August 4, 2013

What: After decades of rising rates, there are signs of progress in the fight against childhood obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss state-by-state obesity rates among low-income preschoolers, where progress is being made, and what can be done to continue this progress. Who: Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC When: […]

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